Jesus and His Names

Posted by thephotominister on April 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

The name " Jesus " comes from the Hebrew name Joshua, meaning " Yahweh Saves " or " Salvation is from Yahweh " ( Matthew 1:21 ). Christ is the Greek term for " anointed," equivalent to the Hebrew word Messiah. Christianity affirms that Jesus is the only way to God ( John 14:6, Acts 4:12 ). The Term " Son of God " is use to express the deity of Jesus as the one and only Son of God. Jesus conceived of His divine sonship as unique, as indicated by such assertions as " I and my Father are One " ( John 10:30 ) and " the Father is in Me, and I in Him " ( John 10:38 ). At Jesus baptism and transfiguration, God the Father identified Jesus as His son ( Luke 9:35 ). The term " Son of God " is closely associated with Jesus royal position as Messiah. When Jesus used the term " Son of Man " in the context of His ministry, the references usually illustrated His lowly estate, the glorious Lord who humbled Himself  to become human. God becoming human is the union of divinity and humanity in Jesus of Nazareth. God, in one of the modes of His existance as Trinity and without in any way ceasing to be the one God, has revealed Himself to humanity for its Salvation by becoming human. Jesus, the man is the incarnate word or son of God, the focus of the God - human encounter. As the God - Man, He mediates God to humans, as the Man - God, He represents humans to God. By faith - union with Him, men and women, as adopted children of God, participate in His filial relation to God as Father. Jesus became one of us, yet He was distinct from us. Only Jesus is Son of Man and Son of God united in one person. In ( Matthew 16:13-17 ) Jesus asked the disciples, " whom do men say that I the Son of Man am ? " Simon Peter answered, " Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."

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